Did you come here from Suzi’s blog? Then you’re on the right track! If not, you NEED to go back because I hear she has a special treat for you!
Also, each one of the design team members has a fun question and answer from Suzi. Be sure to visit each blog to see the entire interview! You’ll end up at the eP blog where Daisy may also have a special treat!
Here’s my part of the interview:
- When did you become interested in art?
I've always drawn and made doodles since I was a kid but I never considered it art. Just something I did when I was bored or nervous. Little faces and my name in cursive writing. I say this because that is what art is for me - the default I go to when I stop doing everything else. I later went to art school but I was born loving to create.
Now let’s get on to my project.
I chose to use Suzi’s Creative Girl image. I LOVE the quote around the frame and all the fun swirls. I’m going to walk you through how I used this image to create a canvas to hang right above my work space.
I stamped the image 6 different times. Yes, 6!!
1. Stamped twice in Versamark/Ranger Distress antique linen on raspberry cardstock (one time just for the tiny heart)
2. Stamped in Memento rich cocoa on buttery yellow cardstock.
3. Stamped in Adirondack gold acrylic paint dabber on bermuda bay cardstock.
4. Stamped in timber brown StazOn on watercolor paper, then watercolored.
The photo shows how each image was torn or cut for layering. The dress was slipped up under the arm which had been cut with a craft knife.
Next came the canvas.
Using a foam brush, I applied a coat of gesso to the canvas. When that was dry, I applied some Tim Holtz tissue tape, scrunching it to give the canvas some texture. I added the plain white Prima flowers too. I applied another coat of gesso over the entire canvas and let that dry. Next I applied several layers of Claudine Hellmuth teal and green paint in a semi-controlled sloppy fashion, and added some more of the tissue tape. When all of this was thoroughly dry, I used some matte multi- medium to apply the Gala Glitz from Art Glitter and some Bella dots.
The third part of the process was to make the flower. Using the Tattered Florals & Tattered Leaves dies, I cut some patterned paper for the flower and felt for the leaves. I stitched down the center of the leaves, and added some gold paint to the flower petals before forming them using a stylus and piercing pad (any soft surface will work). The button is a chipboard piece from Maya Road and was painted with the teal paint and edged with gold paint. I used some Caribbean bakers twine from the Twinery to tie the button. The ribbon is from May Arts and the pins are also from Maya Road.
Whew! And then I put everything together with lots and lots of Scor-Tape and foam mounting tape.
(You can click on any of the pictures in this post to see them larger and in more detail.)
So, now it’s time for you to move along to the other E-Team blogs! Here’s the progression:
Suzi Blu (!!!!!!!)
Broni Holcombe (You are here!)
Thanks so much for visiting and thanks so much to Suzi Blu for joining us today! What a thrill it was for us!
- Stamps: Creative Girl (Suzi Blu & Unity)
- Paper: watercolor paper, bermuda bay, raspberry from Chocolate Box & butter from Black Magic (Core'dinations), Fleurist (Cosmo Cricket)
- Ink: Versamark; Ranger Distress antique linen, tattered rose, spun sugar, vintage photo, scattered straw, tumbled glass; Memento rich cocoa; Adirondack gold acrylic paint dabber; StazOn timber brown
- Other: craft knife; clear embossing powder; water brush; foam brush; gesso, matte multi-medium, classic teal & landscape green paint (Claudine Hellmuth Studio line); artist's canvas (5x7); Tissue Tape - Symphony, Tattered Florals die, Tattered Leaves die (Tim Holtz); Gala Glitz - teal (Art Glitter); Bella dots; stylus & piercing pad; felt (My Favorite Things); chipboard mini button, decorative pins (Maya Road); May Arts ribbon; sewing machine; Caribbean baker's twine (The Twinery); Scor-Tape; foam mounting tape